texlive 2019 install

John White john at whitelawchartered.com
Sun Oct 13 04:26:30 UTC 2019


On Saturday, October 12, 2019 11:14:21 AM PDT Paul A. Rubin wrote:
> On 10/12/19 1:37 PM, Steve Litt wrote:
> > Hi Ehud,
> > 
> > Your TexLive installation problems in Linux might be distro-related. I
> > use Void Linux,  and it installs easy as a Void package. My only
> > problem is once a year, a new year is added to the /opt/texlive tree,
> > and I need to use tlmgr to update or install a bunch of things. It's
> > about a 5 hour process, once a year.
> > 
> > StveT
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > On Sat, 12 Oct 2019 11:46:41 -0400
> > 
> > UD Kap <ehud.kaplan at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> In the few times I had to install TexLive in Linux, it was always a
> >> nightmare (paths, privileges, dependencies..), especially to get an
> >> installation in which tlmgr was working.  It is frustrating that such
> >> an important piece of software doesn't have a smooth installation
> >> method. I realize that they want to have a system which can be
> >> updated without the linux package manager, but there ought to be some
> >> better way.
> >> 
> >> E.Kaplan
> 
> It's pretty painless in Linux Mint (and, presumably, Ubuntu).
> 
> Paul

And Debian.

John

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